“Chapter 10: The First Miracle in the Church: April 1830,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 43–44
“Chapter 10,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 43–44
Oliver Cowdery taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of the people believed Oliver and wanted to join the Church. They were baptized after the meeting.
Satan did not want people to join the Church, so he tried to make some of them feel bad. One of these people was a man named Newel Knight.
Joseph asked Newel to pray at a meeting, and Newel said he would.
But Satan did not want Newel to pray. When Newel went to the meeting, he said he was afraid to pray out loud.
The next morning, Newel Knight went into the woods so he could pray alone. Newel tried to pray, but again Satan did not want him to, and he could not talk. He became sick and afraid, and he went home.
Newel’s wife was worried about him and asked Joseph Smith to help. Joseph used the priesthood to bless Newel and cast Satan out. After the blessing, Newel felt better. Later he was baptized.